Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Jun
27
2018

What Does Transformative Technology Mean for Special Education?

Technology is transforming education. Teaching and learning have changed rapidly as technology has advanced, and will continue to change in ways we can scarcely imagine today. The 2017 National Education Technology Plan (NETP) sets forth a vision... More...
Jun
20
2018

Year End Roundup: Top 5 PowerUp Blog Posts for Administrators

To wrap up the school year, we wanted to take the opportunity to share the past year’s most popular blog posts for district and school administrators. Click on the links below to check our five most popular blog posts for administrators from the... More...
Jun
13
2018

Year End Roundup: Top 10 PowerUp Blog Posts for Teachers

As the school year ends, we wanted to take the opportunity to share the past year’s most popular blog posts for teachers. Topics ranged from tips to create digitally accessible documents, to strategies for making challenging STEM concepts more... More...
Jun
6
2018

Using Data to Drive Continuous Improvement

As we addressed in our previous blog post, conducting evaluations of your technology initiatives is critical to make sure that you’re on target to meet your goals. Evaluations also form the basis of a cycle of continuous improvement – allowing your... More...
Jun
1
2018

PD on the Go: Supercharging the Classroom: Using Technology to Support Personalized Learning

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. How can we create opportunities for students to have greater engagement with content? How can we maximize technology tools to help students become... More...
May
30
2018

Is Your Technology Initiative Working?

The goal of any technology initiative is to improve student learning. Teachers and administrators at all levels (state, local, school) devote time and allocate funding for technology implementation in an effort to enhance teaching and learning for... More...
May
25
2018

PD on the Go: Virtual Reality in Education

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. Immersive virtual reality (VR) is transforming the way educational content is delivered. Not only does VR present the content in an engaging,... More...
May
23
2018

Connecting Silos to Enhance Your District’s Tech Initiatives

As discussed in our previous blog post, ongoing communication and collaboration across “silos” (i.e., departments and levels of the system) is critical to foster coordinated implementation of technology in your district.  Follow these 5 steps to... More...
May
18
2018

PD on the Go: Help Students Find Their Voice Using Built-in Accessibility Features in Microsoft Office 365

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. As discussed in previous resources, Technology Tools to Build a More Accessible STEM Program and How to Create Accessible Word Documents, using... More...
May
16
2018

Silos in Technology Implementation: Common Roadblocks to Success

As described in the first blog of our technology implementation series, Technology Implementation Roadmap: Four Steps to Successful Planning, technology implementation requires thoughtful planning and detailed attention to processes. However, even... More...